Yerba mate is widely used to make infusions in South America and one of its properties is that it is a lipolytic and satiating plant. What does this mean? That its components, polyphenols and xanthic bases, favor the lipolysis or decomposition of dietary lipids in fatty acids during digestion. They contain chemical caffeine acids that slow down gastric emptying, favoring the sensation of satiety.
Guarana is also a lipolytic plant and certain studies show its antioxidant, antiseptic and fat-reducing properties. It contains 4% caffeine, responsible for its activity as a stimulant and lipolytic.
The properties of green tea are many and varied. It is also a lipolytic plant, containing polyphenols and xanthic bases that favor lipolysis, degradation of fats stored in smaller components that are going to be easily metabolized. It is slightly diuretic and contains enzymes that decrease the intestinal absorption of fats.
Green coffee is gaining space in our market because they contain chlorogenic acid, whose action in the body is focused on decreasing the absorption of glucose in the intestine and inhibits the enzymes responsible for this absorption. There is a lower accumulation of fat, favoring the mobilization of deposit greases to obtain energy.
The black radish contains essential oils that act at the intestinal level, favoring peristalsis and exerting a slight laxative action. In addition, it has a cholagogue action on the gallbladder, favoring the secretion of bile and improving digestion.
Dandelion is a plant used for its diuretic properties. Its active ingredients will improve renal filtration by eliminating water. It also acts at the liver level, improving liver cleansing and cleansing.
The infusion of fennel after lunch or dinner to relieve gas and indigestion is well known. Fennel fruits contain anethole, an essential oil that aids in digestion and prevents, precisely, the formation of intestinal gas. It is highly recommended in cases of heaviness, bloating and flatulence.
Chicory, commonly used as a substitute for coffee, can go much further. Traditionally this plant is also used in cases of mild digestive problems, such as a sensation of abdominal fullness, flatulence, and heavy digestion.
Its seed contains alkaloids, especially caffeine and theobromine, with stimulating properties on the nervous and muscular system. These tonic properties make it one of the classic plants in cases of fatigue.
Used for its depurative effect and for accelerating slow digestions. Rich in cereals has remineralizing properties.
In addition to the combination of these plants, we can also add another series of components that exert synergistic actions and that act by decreasing post-prandial sugar levels, that is, they reduce the excessive absorption of sugars at the intestinal level after meals, preventing it from accumulating excess fats.
For example, beer yeast, in addition, has a prebiotic action, favoring the maintenance of healthy intestinal flora. The chrome favors the use of glucose as an energy source for cells and the vitamin B6 increases muscle performance and energy production.